Where no Buddha, the Buddha works.
He dies, I die - Where can we meet?
Seek satori within yourself! Where else?
A hungry dog bites a dry bone.
Spring comes: grass grows.
A smiling face offers mercy; A troubled mind contains vicious poison.
Once you preach, the point is gone.
When cold say cold; When hot say hot.
Not flattered by praise, not hurt by blame.
It rains: the earth wet.
Meeting Sakyamuni, kill him! Meeting Bodhidharma, kill him, too!
Ordinary mind is the Way.
Watch your own steps!
Seeking words, chasing phrases: When do you have time for satori?
All things that exist are like a dream, a phantom, a bubble, a reflection; they are like dew or lightning; thus should you view them.
Ten thousand laws end in One : Don't stick to that, either!
Angry waves: not so dangerous as man's mind.
Day after day a very good day: Winds come and trees bow.
Killing or vivifying is in these hands.
Cast away Dharma, Not to mention non-Dharma.
Coming back with satori but everything just as before: Hermit Mountain's drizzle and mist, Crooked River's waves . . .
Produce Mind Without attachment to anything.
Spring opens a hundred flowers — for whom?
What is the color of the wind? Where does the rain come from?
Fire is hot; water, cold.
The man who's drunk water Knows if it's cool or warm.
Teaching beyond teaching; No leaning on words and letters.
No ugliness in a loved child.
Heaven, earth, and I: the same root. Everything and I: one thing.
Need fire? Best strike a flint. Water? Dig a well.
Never comparable to anything: How can I preach it?
With the slightest yes and no, Mind is lost in confusion.
Sitting motionless, nothing happening — Spring coming, grass growing.
Worldly passions inseparable from satori.
From outside the shoes, to scratch where you itch.
Walking is Zen; sitting, too.
Everything is true just as it is: Why dislike it? Why hate?
Merciful words come out of the merciful mouth.
No good thought, no evil thought.
Open your mouth— instantly wrong; Move your tongue— against the truth.
Reach for it, and you'll miss; let it loose, and it'll follow.
One blind man leads many blind men Into the fire hole hand in hand.
Much understand, much problem. Little understand, little problem. Complete DON'T KNOW, no problem.
From the origins nothing exists.
To call heaven earth makes it earth? To name earth heaven makes it heaven?
Rich food doesn't tempt the man who has eaten.
Go a thousand miles not moving a foot!
Watch all sentient beings with merciful eyes.
One snowflake falling on a burning furnace.
The Billion Worlds, a bubble on the sea; All Buddhas and Patriarchs, a flash of lightning.